New Waves August 2009

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

RGBI Conference held in McAllen

More than 120 attendees participated in the 2009 Rio Grande Basin Initiative (RGBI) Conference Aug. 10-13 in McAllen. Administrators and representatives from both Texas and New Mexico, as well as the federal project representatives, kicked off the conference. Keynote speakers then discussed agricultural and urban water issues in the basin and the luncheon presenter discussed climate change issues. The remainder of the conference allowed for project participants to give brief overviews of what each task group has accomplished throughout the past year. Wrap-up information from the conference will be posted at

Funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), RGBI focuses on efficient irrigation and water conservation in the Rio Grande Basin. The project is administered by the Texas Water Resources Institute and the New Mexico State University Water Task Force.

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